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Club 1600
     

Club 1600

4.5 2
by Rex Rideout
 
Although this album is credited to various artists, the real auteur behind it is producer Rex Rideout, whose concept for it was similar to that of the all-star albums assembled by Quincy Jones, such as Q's Jook Joint. In fact, in the publicity notes for the album, Rideout calls it "Q's Jook Joint

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Although this album is credited to various artists, the real auteur behind it is producer Rex Rideout, whose concept for it was similar to that of the all-star albums assembled by Quincy Jones, such as Q's Jook Joint. In fact, in the publicity notes for the album, Rideout calls it "Q's Jook Joint with more of an R&B flava on the light jazz textures." The difference, in other words, is that Rideout has produced an album aimed directly at smooth jazz and quiet storm radio formats consisting of melodic tracks with percolating electronic rhythm beds and modest soloing that is more tasteful than tasty, plus, in many cases, simple vocal lines expressing romantic sentiments. Rideout doesn't have Quincy Jones' ability to summon superstars into the studio, but the talents of Roy Ayers, Randy Brecker, and Will Downing are on display, along with those of many less well-known musicians. Club 1600 is deliberately nothing to get upset about, but it will make unobjectionable listening for many a lazy Sunday afternoon and might even make a nice soundtrack for a romantic evening.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/14/2000
Label:
Encoded Music
UPC:
0026656420627
catalogNumber:
4206
Rank:
174512

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rex Rideout   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards
Will Downing   Vocals
Alyson Williams   Vocals,Background Vocals
Roy Ayers   Vibes,Kata Drum
David Mann   Flute
Vinx   Vocals
John Roberts   Drums
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Roger Byam   Tenor Saxophone
Ronnie Garrett   Bass
Chieli Minucci   Guitar
Lil John Roberts   Snare Drums
Rohn Lawrence   Guitar
Shelene Thomas   Background Vocals
Wilson Williams   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sekou Aiken   Background Vocals
Michael Campbell   Guitar
Fred Berryhill   Percussion
Wlyson Williams   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Roy Ayers   MIDI,Vibe Master
Ronnie Garrett   Producer
Carl Griffin   Executive Producer
Rex Rideout   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer

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Club 1600 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Smooth, smooth, smooth. A true jazz jam that may be overlooked by many. Check it out - you'll be glad you did !